IT Trenches:

risk management


March 17, 2010  8:59 PM

National Research Council Announces Cyberdeterrence Scholarship



Posted by: Troy Tate
cyberattack, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, cyberthreats, information security, infosec awareness, risk, risk management, security awareness, threat

This is a very interesting call for papers (CFP). The questions of interest section raises some significant security concerns. Maybe you watched some of the US national cybersecurity drill in February. If not, check out my previous blog posting

March 12, 2010  4:47 PM

Dept of Homeland Security announces National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge



Posted by: Troy Tate
crisis management, cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security, dhs, education, information security, information security awareness, risk management, security awareness, training

Maybe you heard about the cybersecurity drill ran last month by the Department of Homeland Security. If not, check out this CNN news story. Then watch the very interesting videos of the drill itself. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/u4MDjcpPfvE" width="425" height="350"...


March 4, 2010  7:29 PM

Verizon releases security incident metrics framework – VerIS



Posted by: Troy Tate
framework, information management, information security, infosec, lessons learned, Metrics, risk management, security metrics, threat mitigation, vulnerability management

Last month Verizon released a publicly available version of the Verizon...

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 18, 2010  8:04 PM

Microsoft Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy



Posted by: Troy Tate
Microsoft, Microsoft security bulletins, podcast, risk management, security bulletin

If your eyes glazed over during the February monthly Microsoft security bulletin webcast, consider checking out this Technet Edge podcast website.The presenters attempt to...


February 18, 2010  7:36 PM

Free Excel Templates for IT Professionals



Posted by: Troy Tate
Excel template, gantt chart, IT risk assessment, log management, maturity model, Microsoft Excel, project management, risk assessment, risk management, risks, template

I just came across an excellent resource for Microsoft Excel templates that are useful to IT professionals. The files can be found on the Excellence In Financial Management website. Some of the useful ones that I have now...


November 5, 2009  4:50 PM

Do you use TLS or client certificates for authentication? Beware of new MITM vulnerability



Posted by: Troy Tate
apache, authentication, certificates, IIS, information security, risk, risk management, SSL, tls, vulnerability, web services

As Michael Morisy of ITKE recently posted, New SSL security hole allows man-in-the-middle attacks, a new SSL...


September 14, 2009  1:49 PM

Microsoft does not patch vulnerability for supported version of Windows



Posted by: Troy Tate
information security, Microsoft, Microsoft support, patches, risk, risk management, support, tcp, tcp-ip, tcp/ip, threat, vulnerability, Windows, windows 2000

Last week was the September issue of Microsoft "patch Tuesday". The September 2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin lists a number of vulnerabilities. Microsoft held the


May 11, 2009  2:28 PM

FREE Disaster Resource Guide



Posted by: Troy Tate
bcp, business continuity, business continuity planning, crisis communication, crisis management, crisis planning, disaster prepareness, disaster recovery, dr, education, enterprise risk management, erm, information security, risk management, standards

If you are involved in IT you should also be involved in the disaster recovery planning and operations for your organization. There are quite a few resources to help with this activity. A very good free one just came across my desk that I wanted to share with you. It is called the...


April 29, 2009  11:55 AM

Doing less with less – the glass is the wrong size!



Posted by: Troy Tate
change management, documentation, ITIL, operations, risk, risk management, skill management, staff reduction, staffing issues

I am an optimist by nature. I always look for the positive in everything. However, that is sometimes a challenge in today's economic environment. There is a time when you have to be a realist and see the situation for what it is.


April 27, 2009  7:22 PM

Pandemic preparation, risk and business continuity



Posted by: Troy Tate
business continuity, business continuity planning, continuity planning, environment, hardware, pandemic, Pandemic planning, planning, recovery, remote access, risk, risk management, risks

I'm not the kind to run around thinking the sky is falling or that the swine or bird flu risk is non-existent. I take a lot of these warnings with a grain of salt. However, the pandemic watches of the past few years should obviously have organizations thinking about their risks and business...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: